Fencing Drills

Feint-Deceive Exercises Part 1

Feint Deceive Exercises  (P: Pupil, L: Leader)

1.  Feint Deceive Decision Exercise
A. P: Begin Attack (Simultaneous Tempo)
L: No reaction
P: Continue attack and hit

B. P: Begin attack (Simultaneous Tempo)
L: Attempt to parry
P: Deceive and hit on the completion of the lunge

NOTES:  + It is easier for the student if the deceive is into the
  line of 4
+ The Leader’s parry should not be early
+ The student should execute the deceive during the lunge

2.  Feint Deceive or Beat Attack Option
(This should be from advance lunge distance.)

A. L: Begins advance (no extension)
P: Feint with the beginning of the lunge
L: Attempt to parry on the completion of the advance
P: Deceive and hit on the completion of the lunge

B. L: Extend and advance
P: Beat attack with lunge

3.  Simple Attack or Feint Attack Option

A. P: Begin straight attack
L: Attempt to parry
P: Hit, if possible, on straight attack
L: Hit, if possible, on a riposte if the parry is
   successful

B. P: Begin straight attack
L: Attempt to parry
P: Deceive and hit with the completion of lunge, if
   possible
L: Attempt a second parry and riposte if the parry is
   successful

4.  Slow/Fast Cue Perception

A. L: Give slow invitation cue (Open a line)
P: Straight attack

B. L: Give fast invitation cue
P: Feint with the beginning of the lunge
L: Attempt to parry
P: Deceive and hit with completion of the lunge

5.  Double’ Exercise

A. P: Disengage feint with the beginning of the lunge
L: Attempt a circular parry
P: Deceive attempted parry and hit on completion of
   the lunge

6.  Double’- Deceive Exercise

A. P: Disengage feint with beginning of the lunge
L: Attempt a circular parry
P: Deceive attempted parry and continue the lunge
L: Attempt a second parry (lateral)
P: Deceive the 2nd parry and hit with completion of
   the lunge


NOTE – If you can not do all of the actions within one lunge, seperate
each action (parry/deceive) into an advance with a lunge at the
final action.  If you do the drills this way, the Leader must
maintain distance until the lunge.


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